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The Pleasure of Being Robbed (2008)

Not Rated | | Drama | 3 October 2008 (USA)
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A curious and lost Eleonore looks for something everywhere, even in the bags of strangers who find themselves sadly smiling only well after she's left their lives. They owe her their thanks.

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Josh Safdie (as Joshua Safdie)

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Josh Safdie (story & screenplay) (as Joshua Safdie), Eleonore Hendricks (screenplay) (co-writer) | 2 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Bat 'Batman' Baxter Bat 'Batman' Baxter ... Hello Beautiful / Handsome
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Wayne Chin Wayne Chin ... Wayne
Jerry Damons Jerry Damons ... Jerry The Cop
Lowell the Dog Lowell the Dog ... Lowell
John Dwyer John Dwyer ... Drinks For Everybody
The Fly The Fly ... Fly
Dawn Glickman Dawn Glickman ... Dawn
Alex Greenblatt Alex Greenblatt ... Son
Gary Greenblatt Gary Greenblatt ... Father
Eleonore Hendricks ... Eléonore
Francesca LaPrelle Francesca LaPrelle ... Mom
Miranda LaPrelle Miranda LaPrelle ... Daughter
Astrid Larson Astrid Larson ... Astrid
Sam Lisenco Sam Lisenco
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A curious and lost Eleonore looks for something everywhere, even in the bags of strangers who find themselves sadly smiling only well after she's left their lives. They owe her their thanks.

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Drama

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Official Sites:

Sophie Dulac [France]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El placer de ser robado See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,720, 5 October 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$7,720, 5 October 2008
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Red Bucket Films See more »
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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funny, deceptively breezy
5 December 2008 | by rwebercSee all my reviews

I just saw this at a university screening. After reading the reviews here, I wanted to add my response, too.

I thought this film was really moving. I think it goes a little way toward helping a viewer recognize the wild grip he or she places on things or expectations, and what's more amazing is that the logic of the film allows it to do this almost solely through humor and with a light touch. Many moments in the film are not that far from Gogol's Dead Souls or Tati's Hulot in their liveliness and scope.

At the very least, I'd recommend it to a friend--a thoughtful and surprising film.


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